"They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days."
When I was a teenager I used to hear songs on the radio and think “I’d like that played at my wedding”. As I get older, I’m more likely to think “I’d like that played at my funeral”.
Let’s face it, whether you have cancer or not, you’ve probably thought about your own funeral. How many people will come? Who would you want to speak? Will that so-and-so ex-boss show up and feel really guilty?
I came across an interesting site called “My Wonderful Life: Plan your funeral, your way”. You create a book with your final wishes, a survivor checklist and even letters to loved ones. You assign “angels” who will be responsible for carrying out your wishes. Being someone who likes to organize things (and have the last word!), the idea appeals to me.
While it’s not something most people like to talk or think about, there is something satisfying about knowing that it’s taken care of when the time eventually comes.
In the meantime, I’m getting on with the business of living.
What I'm grateful for today: For the things that I have control of. I'm working on letting go of the rest.